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Cynthia Gough named area operations administrator for Providence Health & Services Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska
– Cynthia Gough, RN, MS, NE-BC, has accepted the role of operations administrator for Providence Health & Services Alaska effective Sept. 21.

"We are grateful to have Cindy as our new area operations administrator," said Bruce Lamoureux, chief executive, PH&SA. "Cindy is an effective leader and a person of utmost compassion and integrity who couples clinical wisdom and genuine concern for others. We are fortunate to have somebody with her wealth of health care and leadership experience on our Providence team."

As area operations administrator, Gough will oversee Behavioral Health Services, critical access hospitals, long-term and transitional care, assisted living facilities, Providence Imaging Center and select joint venture operations. Gough has served Providence as director of Behavioral Health Services since 2004.

Gough earned a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a master of science in counseling psychology from the University of La Verne. She also earned specialty certification as a nurse executive, further preparing her for this broad portfolio of services.

Gough replaces Susan Humphrey-Barnett who is retiring after 23 years with Providence. During her tenure as area operations administrator, Susan oversaw the implementation of the Psychiatric Emergency Department with the State of Alaska; replacement of Providence's long-term and transitional care facilities; and implementation of the Creekside Surgery Center, among her many accomplishments.

Providence Health & Services Alaska is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about Providence, visit: